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LINEUP FOR 2022 GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY FILMMAKER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

Celebrate local filmmakers and their top submissions during this film showcase in ArtsQuest’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas on April 9, 2022.

BETHLEHEM, Pa.— ArtsQuest is proud to bring back the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival in 2022. On Saturday, April 9, support local filmmakers at the Frank Bank Alehouse Cinemas by attending screenings of the top submissions of the year.

At 12:30 p.m., attend the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ student showcase. Free to the public, this showing will display a sampling of the most effective works of senior Literary Arts majors. These projects were designed to be shot using, “no budget/high concept,” expectations where writing and vision are paramount.

The festival will then be broken up into three time blocks for attendees to enjoy. Tickets for these time blocks are $7 each and can be purchased on steelstacks.org.

Block one (3 p.m.): “Adelia’s Road Trip” directed by Viktoria Eve Schultz, “Ardent One” directed by Emmanuel Beatty, “BikeLife_610” directed by Tim Foster, “He Love Me Not” directed by Grace Wyckoff, “Next Day Delivery” directed by Kelsey Snelling, “Purple Heart” directed by Lawrence Kennelly, “Under the Highway” directed by David Toolan. “Apple Gravity” directed by Glen Tickle and “PeaPod Man: Chapter One - The PeaPod Man” directed by John Wrigley are not included in the awards competition but will still be showed. This block features some content that may not be suitable for children. It should be considered equivalent to rated PG-13.

Block two (5 p.m.): “Alice Forgiven” directed by Juan Pablo Chaves, “The Baggage It Takes to Reach You” directed by David Toolan, “Cueball” directed by Brandon C. Lay, “Desert Piano” directed by Daniel Paashaus, “Frankenstein's Wife” directed by Spencer Snygg, “Illusions” directed by Kevin Slappey, “Sure, Tomorrow.” directed by Jordyn Harris. “Game 11” directed by Vernard James and “The Really Rude Stinkbug” directed by Jackie Fiorillo are not included in the awards competition but will still be showed. This block features mature content such as violence, language and nudity and should be considered equivalent to rated R. The final film in this block, Cueball, features nudity.

Block Three (7:15 p.m.): “#TentCity” directed by Tim Foster, “Hysterical Light” directed by James Snyder, “Just for Us” directed by Alex Deola, “Over” directed by Ellie Kline, “State of Mind” directed by Michael Sheridan, “Step 1: Identify the Problem” directed by Sophia Consalvo. “DAD” directed by Bill Hartin and “The Door” directed by Nick Carrado are not included in the awards competition but will still be showed. This block features mature content such as violence and language and should be considered equivalent to rated R.

After the final block, a special awards ceremony will take place to announce the winners in various categories including “Best in Show” and an Audience Award based solely on audience voting. The “Best in Show” film includes a $500 cash prize.